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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Medical/Surgical Nursing Board Certification Review: First of five to be offered during 2018

The two-day course is an initial step for nurses who work in medical/surgical settings.Organizational Development is excited to kick off the first of five nursing certification review courses to be offered during 2018. The upcoming “Medical Surgical Nursing Certification Review Course” will be held on Jan. 23-24.

The two-day course is an initial step for RNs who work in medical/surgical settings who want to advance their professional and personal growth and attain greater expertise through achieving certification.

Registration is available for the review course through TEDS. The course will be held at the Indian Path Conference Center in Kingsport and will include free study material with the course.



The certification exams are available by both the Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB) of the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses (AMSN) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Eligibility requirements for RNs interested in certification are stipulated by each certifying body which generally requires a specified amount of clinical experience in the specialty area among other criteria.



Through a comprehensive overview of medical/surgical nursing content, the learner will be able to determine areas of strengths and weaknesses that will subsequently lead to a more focused review plan applicable to the individual. The certification is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) and is considered “formal recognition of specialized knowledge, skills, and experience demonstrated by achievement of standards identified by a nursing specialty to promote optimal health outcomes.”



Organizational Development provides certification review courses for nurses throughout each calendar year in accordance with Tennessee Nursing Association (TNA) and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) standards for development of learning experiences that awards contact hours, Continuing Nursing Education (CNE). Organizational Development strives to create well-designed learning activities that coincide with adult learning principles and professional education standards.

For additional information please contact Robin Proffitt, knowledge transfer specialist educator, at or 423-431-6618.